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St. Patrick's Day all around L.A.

St patty cupcakes croppedSt. Patrick's Day may be a holiday for the Irish, but there are plenty of ways for everyone to celebrate with great food, drinks and sweets this March 17. Here are just a few:

--Magnolia Bakery will be offering its classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with festive  green decorations on top. Magnolia Bakery, 8389 W. 3rd St., (323) 951-0636; www.magnoliabakery.com.

--All Jarred Up, which sends mini pies baked in jars to points all over the U.S., will be creating a special flavor for the day: apple with Jameson Whiskey and a shamrock-shaped crust.  www.alljarredup.com.

--From noon to 2 a.m., the recently opened Maui & Sons Bar & Grill will participate in a St. Patrick's Day Beer Festival in Hollywood, along with Pig 'n Whistle, in the Egyptian Theatre courtyard. Sip $3 drafts and $5 mixed drinks while enjoying a live U2 cover band and DJ. Maui & Sons Bar & Grill, 6708 Hollywood Blvd., (323) 463-3130; www.mauiandsonsbarandgrill.com.

--Lola's in West Hollywood will be serving Irish-inspired dishes and drinks on St. Patty's Day from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can fill up on Irish potato soup, beef stew and whiskey bread pudding, among other dishes, and wash them down with a "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" martini, a pint of Guinness or a mug of Irish coffee. Lola's, 945 N. Fairfax Ave., (323) 654-5652; www.lolasla.com.

--Casey's Irish Pub in downtown Los Angeles is going all out to celebrate its patron saint. To start, it will  offer sunrise service beginning at 6 a.m., with a flow of green beer, Jameson-enhanced Irish coffee and, of course, Guinness. More food and drinks, live bands and DJs will follow throughout the day and night, along Grand Avenue all the way from Wilshire to 6th. Casey's Irish Pub, 613 S. Grand Ave., (213) 629-2353; www.caseysirishpub.com.

--A few days early, on March 12, help raise money for the Hollywood Arts Council by taking part in St. Patty's Fest, where beer, wine and spirits will be offered along with lots of activities and entertainment, including Irish dance. (213) 915-8003; www.stpattysfest.com

If you know of any other eating and drinking festivities in honor of St. Patrick's Day, let us know in the comments section below.

--Emma Wartzman


--Luck o' the Irish: 15 St. Patrick's Day recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

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--From the archives: Chocolate cheesecake

Photo: Cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at Zapata Vive in Arcadia. Hey, there's green salsa!

The evening starts early with a blues band at 6:30 and an "all-Irish" comedy show at 7:30. For complete details, check this page:


The Circle Bar in Santa Monica celebrates St. Patrick's Day with HAPPY HOUR from 4-7pm!!! We open early at 4pm.
$3 Beers (including Guinness!!)
$3 Secret St. Patty's Day Special
$5 Wells
How great is that?

2926 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

I can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day!!! Celebrating early next week at the Craic Fest premiere of White Irish Drinkers! If you love St. Patty’s Day, check it out. It’s a passionate indie film with a lot of heart. http://bit.ly/eavzAE

This is really cool. $3 drafts so pretty good right about now. I hope they have lots of people going and they decorate. Last year we went to this place close to LA and they decorated so cute, they got a lot of decorations at homeseasons.com and it really made the night so much fun especially with green beer :)

Only one place in LA to go . . . Tom Bergin's.

'Tis sure we'll be wearing the green,
When the calendar says March seventeen,
We'll be happy when in us,
Are pints of black Guinness,
Just try some, you'll know what we mean.

Throw some class on it!


The arts & culture version of St Paddy's at UCLA Live!

This is a great article. I usually go out for St. Patty's Day but this year I'm hosting my own party. I got my decorations from homeseasons.com and I can't wait. We might do a pub crawl too...who knows?

Essential Chocolate Desserts in Culver City (10868 Washington Blvd) will be offering it's annual Guinness Beer Cake by the slice or whole to order, Guinness Beer and Peanut cookies, Shamrock shortbread cookies, Minty Green Chocolate Brownies with Gold Color Sanding Sugars, and specialty cakes to order starting the weekend thru St. Patrick's Day.
For more info:

Ph: 310-287-0699

Tam O'Shanter on Los Feliz charges no cover for an authentic pub setting and live Irish and Celtic entertainment. Serving Guinness, whiskey, corned beef and cabbage, and hand-carved sandwiches during the day time. In the late afternoon, drinks continue while they dish out bangers and mash, Irish nachos and more. The Emerald Society of L.A. Pipe Band will officially begin the evening with an authentic pipe and drum salute and Irish classics. Favorite local Celtic band, the Plough Boys will kick it up in kilts and carry the night away. Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90039, (323) 664-0228


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